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Out of the box expect for the prop which was lost, raised detail removed and marking from Yellow Wings Decal sheet for the movie Dive Bomber. Purchased in 1984 finished in 2007.
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John Healy said on June 7, 2013
Nice work! That’s something we don’t see everyday.
Craig Abrahamson said on June 7, 2013
Stellar build, Rick….that looks great!
AL HOFFMAN said on June 7, 2013
Good looking “Silver Wings” aircraft
bob mack said on June 7, 2013
beautiful…i can see king kong swatting at them right now
i was wrong…those were curtis F8C helldivers
Rick Wilkes said on June 7, 2013
No sweat Bob, I knew what you meant…lol
Frank Cronin said on June 7, 2013
Knowing full well what this kit looked like in the box, you did a magnificent job. I wish this a/c would be re-done in 1/48 up to todays standards. Also your space stuff is “out of this world” …… Sorry, it begged to be said.
I agree. We need a new mold SBC. The Classic Airframes SBC-4 was one of the few kits that defeated me.
Tom Cleaver said on June 7, 2013
I think the SBDC-3/4 kits were the worst CA ever did, and that is saying something. I managed to complete them, but wooooooo….
Rick Wilkes said on June 9, 2013
Tom, that’s not very encouraging…lol I have a CA SBC-4 I’m battling mostly just to have a side by side comparison. I wish I’d hung on to my Serria Scale Vac kit of the -4 now, can’t find one of those now for love or money
steven a weinmann said on June 7, 2013
great job on a tough kit and thanks Frank I was gonna say that lol
Thanks for the kind words guys, I appreciate it
Bill Koppos said on June 7, 2013
Why on earth would you waste your time on such an old….wait a minute…that looks like a nice airplane model. In fact it looks like a nice representation of a Helldiver. And I’ll bet you had FUN doing it, too, didn’t ya? NICE
Thinking back to what came in the box, that model is EXCELLENT.
Drew Tarter said on June 8, 2013
Outstanding work, Rick! I wish I could find one of these old Aurora kits. I think I’d rather try building one of these than tackling the Classic Airframes SBC in my stash…
jerry stanfield said on May 16, 2020
BEAUTIFUL Rick!!! I’m looking for a lower right wing to this kit. Anyone start one and junk it? Jerry
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Rick Wilkes said on May 16, 2020
Sorry I can’t help you out on the lower right wing. I only had the one kit.
One thing I do remember is that Tamiya cement didn’t even dent the plastic. I ended up using Testors tube/liquid cement and a lot super glue and talc around the struts.
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